When I was 12 years old I encountered the Jesus of the Bible in a way that forever changed my life.
In my early to mid teens, I fell into deep depression and contemplated suicide for about 3 years. The feelings of worthlessness and emptiness became unbearable.
Even though I was a pastor’s kid, I never knew God on a personal level. He was just an idea that I didn’t give much attention too
I have grown up in a Christian family and gone to church all my life. I believed that Jesus was God’s son and that he died on the cross for my sins.